Interesting Amish story in the news

Hello Amish Fiction fans. I just read an interesting story in yesterday’s newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

A student nurse was instrumental in saving a baby that was inside a runaway Amish buggy. Apparently, the horse took off from the driveway of a house where two Amish ladies had stopped to visit. The women frantically starting chasing the buggy down the street. The nursing student stopped to pick the two ladies up, and they were successful in reining in the runaway house & buggy. The baby and horse were unhurt, thanks be to God.

Another interesting part of this story is the horse stopped at a stop sign, waited for passing traffic, looked both ways and then turned right.  According to the Sheriff’s Dept. the horse probably had gotten confused, so he simply headed for home! And they say horses are dumb animals!

Quilt show in Ohio’s Amish Country

Sorry for the late notice, but I just spotted this. Next weekend is a great exposition of quilts in one of the prettiest places in the world–Holmes County, Ohio. If you’re in the mood for a day-trip, it will be well worth your while. details below:
The ninth annual Amish Country Quilt Show offers the art at its finest, including
displays, classes and contests. It’s Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March
21, at the Holmes County Expo Center, 3149 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Admission is $7 per day, classes are $40. each. Information:

New Amish Reader Website up and running

I am very excited to announce the debut of a new website designed for lovers of Amish fiction. This beautiful new site showcases the work of various authors who write books about a wonderful Christian culture–the Amish. Look for recipes and book trailers and author bios. There will be a chance to interact with your favorite Amish authors and be the first to hear about new releases. Photographs will be posted from the Ohio and Pennsylvania counties and Amish Country events will be announced  and later discussed.

Please visit the new Amish Reader website often. We need feedback from you, our cherished readers of Amish fiction. Tell us what you think and how we can improve.

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